Kimberley Process members ended four days of talks in Johannesburg without agreeing on an updated definition of the conflict diamonds whose sale to help finance wars or violence the group was set up to eradicate.
The Kimberley Process , the global body that monitors sales of so-called conflict diamonds, may decide tomorrow whether Zimbabwe can export gems from its Marange diamond fields, Chairman Boaz Hirsch said.
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The Kimberley Process, the global body that monitors sales of so-called conflict diamonds, has yet to reach a decision on whether exports of gems from Zimbabwe’s Marange field will be permitted, Boaz Hirsch, the group’s chairman, told reporters in Jerusalem today.